Acekard 2i on N3DS: Possible?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Classicgamer, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. Classicgamer
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    AK2i was blocked way back when, I believe at 4.5 firmware.

    I've installed bluecardfix.cia and it does not restore AK2i functionality (it does allow my GW blue card to work though).

    Am I missing an additional step?

    I believe Nintendo blocked the card on the whitelist and also with TWL_FRM - something about TWL_FRM blocking all cards that have a certain type of ram on them...?

    So - is there a way to allow my AK2i to run again on N3DS 9.0?
     
  2. legofan623

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    Same issue for me but with O3DS. Blue card works great but ak2i won't launch, I think it was blocked pre-4.5 so there might be no hope.
     
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    I have a 2DS (basically O3DS) on 9.2 that works just fine with my AK2i, updated to 1.4.4 (not 1.4.5).
    IIRC, I didn't have to mess with TWL_FIRM, just a previous whitelist.
    "That certain 3DS piracy site" has a very informative thread.
     
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    There is a fix, sadly it only works for o3DS.
    You have to downgrade your TWL_FIRM (there is a thread on that ISO site named "Proper Old DS Cart Enable (RF) (more complete than Flash Card Time Warp)", it has a download for TWL_FIRM, you'll need both that and a downgraded whitelist to make the AK2i work again. This is because it was blocked in the big update Nintendo made (in 4.4) that blocked carts by a new method rather than just the whitelist.
     
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    If new3DS users can roll back the whitelist to v0, why can't we install an earlier TWL_FIRM?

    I remember the v1.0 TWL_FIRM, DS mode looked rubbish. It was improved vastly in the very first firmware update.
     
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    DS-mode won't boot if TWL_FIRM is downgraded on n3DS. Hardware differences and all.
     
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    I just tried the fix from that one iso site, works great!
     
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    which fix? on n3ds? what works great?
     
  9. Zidapi

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    • The one @The Real Jdbye mentioned "Proper Old DS Cart Enable (RF) (more complete than Flash Card Time Warp)"
    • No.
    • Acekard 2i on old3DS after downgrading TWL-FIRM using the guide mentioned above.
    Welp. Thanks for explaining further.
     
  10. sanin6

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    If you have an Action replay for 3ds you can use that to bypass the block; thats what I did for my Acekard 2i on my "New" 3ds and my original 3ds. :)
    Just plug it in and press the start button to start game. the only downfall though was that you would have the action replay sticking out, but if it doesn't bug you, your good to go.
     
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    So... anyone know for sure if the Acekard 2i works on n3DS with Aurora Wright's patched TWL-FIRM?
     
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    Yes it does. Even if it didn't you could use the TWL-Slot 1 launcher.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks.
     
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    Yes Twl-slot 1 launcher works great for the Acekard 2i on N3ds.